by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

Anyone know of a glue that will stick FSL to a wax candle? Or another way to make it stay there! TIA.

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by dkjack 05 Apr 2009

I haven't tried it on candles, but when I put embroidery on soap, I put the embroidery on while it is still wet and as it drys it adheres to the soap. After it drys, I then dip the soap side with the embroidery in parafin to seal. Have not had any of it loosen yet. You might try QUICKLY brushing parifin over the design after it is dry. .

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by angelmakes3 05 Apr 2009

THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU I don't know who reposted this, but this is exactly what I was looking for. You cuties are FANTASTIC!!!!!! I am saving it now!!!!!

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by shirlener88 05 Apr 2009

I saw your project finished. Gret job.

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by tinfriend 05 Apr 2009

Flowers for everyone - Thanks for the info!

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by marjialexa Moderator 31 Jan 2009

Neat ideas, everyone! They probably wouldn't burn down a wedding candle, but just in case, those who put FSL on candles might want to warn people to stop burning them before the candle gets to the FSL. That could cause a little disaster, and ruin the FSL. Hey, never know, that McDonalds lady who spilled hot coffee in her lap not knowing it was hot might just purchase one of your candles, hee hee hee. Also, careful with candles & silk flowers. Friends got a centerpiece complete with candles, and while burning the candles the silks caught on fire. Ended up being Christmas buffet flambe, without meaning to. Luckily they got it out quickly. I just get a little nervous about candles is all, just a little reminder. Have a beautiful day, everyone!! Marji

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jasanne by jasanne 01 Feb 2009

thankyou for the comment. Common Sense to most but I guess there is always some one that aint got the sense God gave them!

jrob by jrob 05 Apr 2009

yep, brains rhymes with trains.....

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by marymoore 31 Jan 2009

thank u for asking this question i have it marked now for when i will give it a try

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by angelmakes3 31 Jan 2009

It is expensive, but you can buy candle glue at your bigger craft stores. It does work, but I am going to try the wax paper, it may go into the candle better. Let us know what you try & how it works

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jasanne by jasanne 31 Jan 2009

I found that on google - but haven't found anywhere in NZ that stocks it yet.

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by adelmarie 31 Jan 2009

You have some really good ideas already so my only add will be to the iron method that debleerl gave you. You can put wax paper over the desing and then just use the tip of your normal iron. If you do it right there is no worry on making a mess on your iron.

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jasanne by jasanne 01 Feb 2009

Thankyou.

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by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

Thankyou everyone for your ideas. At the moment I have used Helmar fabric glue, and it seems to be holding!! It's way better than the last fabric glue i got, which soaked in and didn't stick. First time I've found helmar brand here. My trial I could peel off, but it held itself on. If it falls off I'm going for the melt it to the candle option! About to post it in projects.

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by raels011 30 Jan 2009

I haven't done it on a candle but when I have put on soap I put clear laquer over it. You can then use the soap and you finish up with just the design left

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jasanne by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

I'm guessing that is similar to the modgepodge idea? Think I might try that first.

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by dkjack 30 Jan 2009

Thanks for asking. I learned something new today :)

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by nonna57 30 Jan 2009

Mod podge from the Hardware store or a ceaft shop :)

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jasanne by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

I've never used it before but I think I remember reading that too... I may be off to spotlight shortly!

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by lbrow 30 Jan 2009

You can buy blocks of paraffin n the grocery store(inexpensive) melt a little brush it on & get the FSL on n a hurry cause the wax hardens quickly. *

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jasanne by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

My next option.. I'm just scared I'll make a right muckup this way :|

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by debleerl 30 Jan 2009

I read somewhere to iron waxed paper against the back of the design. Like we used to do with leaves when we were kids. Then, using the iron, gently press the design into the wax. The wax on the back of the design is supposed to help it melt into the candle. This might be a good job for one of those mini irons. I haven't tried it, so let us know how you make out.

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jasanne by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

I was thinking the mini iron idea might work, kinda melting it into the candle, but I dont have one (yet!) and I don't want to imagine the mess if I try using my normal iron lol

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by blhamblen 30 Jan 2009

I haven't tried it BUT I was told that if you melt perafin wax (the kind for putting ontop of jelly...you can "paint" it on OR dip the whole candle. I saw it on a video..BUT can't remember where...Sometimers Disease:(

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jasanne by jasanne 30 Jan 2009

Sometimers Disease!! I like that.. I think I have it too :) Thankyou I'm trying to pretty up a candle for a wedding, so if I can get it to work I'll post it in projects!

blhamblen by blhamblen 30 Jan 2009

I'd like to see it in projects:)

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